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Role: The control freak dad
How much he's playing to the cameras: the same amount he plays to everyone
It's fitting the second-season premiere is titled "Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," because Todd is the master of inventing insane rules--about parenting, dating, sexuality, family time, et cetera--and acting as if they are completely obvious. If he wasn't so quirky and unpredictable, he'd fit in some previous era, where esoteric rules guided everyone's social behavior. (However, he doesn't want people to emulate his parenting)
But it's Todd's wild one-liners that really stand out. "Nanny is going to be riding shotgun to keep me from havin' to use a shotgun," he says in the second-season premiere, referring to the fact that he's sending his mom as a chaperone on his daughter's first date. Then Todd adds that if anything happens, "I'll cut it off and put it in his pocket."
His ability to fire off quips and demands, all delivered in a gentle southern drawl, that make him a break-out character and fascinating person.